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Step lively thru the red doors of EarlyWorks and prepare to meet Laura Ingalls Wilder in her log cabin, or perhaps be welcomed aboard the keelboat by Davy Crockett. There’s always time to listen to the stories of George Washington Carver, Helen Keller and many amazing Black Americans. Don’t forget that you’ll need to “hitch up your skirts” while outside to dance the Virginia Reel and stop to play when you’ve become winded. Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln and Betsy Ross are just some of the amazing Americans you may encounter while crafting, churning butter, and skipping to the beat of traditional music.
EarlyWorks invites you to come and experience a special end of the school year field trip on the riverfront. Learn about the Native Americans that originally lived in the area. Meet James Ditto and hear his firsthand account of running the ferry in the early 1800’s along with other history about the towns that grew up along the river. Students will participate in river navigation skills, perform marching drills, discover what soldiers carried in their haversacks, and discuss day to day life in the camps. Classes will also meet with our resident doctor and learn about Native American natural remedies and medicines.
EarlyWorks Children’s Museum and the Historic Huntsville Depot offer history themed overnight programs, suitable for church groups, scout troops and traveling groups.
Call 256.564.8124 for more information.
Bring your sleeping bags and camp in the EarlyWorks hands-on gallery. Practice navigational skills as you find your way through a maze. Track animal footprints and find a surprise at the end. Have fun playing “Tag of War” and “Flashlight Statue”. Snuggle up and hear a story around the talking tree. Best of all, you’ll be warm, dry and bug-bite free!